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itlbrnmoff
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Posts: 1585
From: Indianapolis,IN.USA
Registered: Nov 2002

posted 11-15-2002 03:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for itlbrnmoff   Click Here to Email itlbrnmoff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Being a cat myself,(LEO),it's only natural that I like cats...I like the classic cars...'67 to '73...but I never tried to purchase one...I've owned 2 Cougars in my life...(might not qualify)...a 1977 lead sled...(heavy and the wrong engine 351M),and a fox bodied 1985 XR-7...(converted from 4cyl.turbo to 302CFI...and horribly I might add)...Never had a problem with the '77...it was just fugly... ,the '85 was a very nice ride...Luxurious sound-proof,loaded interior...but under the hood was a wiring nightmare from the conversion.The only reason I junked it was because at the time,I didn't have a house with a garage,and the body started to rust from the inside out(seemed like almost over night)...I did however snag the 3.45 geared trac-loc rear end w/sway bar,and the springs,(looked new),the lumbar bucket seats (minus power bracketry)and miscellaneous other useful parts to use on my '83 Mustang GT...I'm sorry I didn't grab the non-computer controlled AOD tranny though...one classic model Cougar I especially like is the '72-'73 convertible....don't see many of those around much...here kitty kitty kitty...ROAAARRR...

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SteveLaRiviere
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From: Saco, Maine
Registered: May 99

posted 11-15-2002 03:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The only Cougar I've owned {so far} was a '71 that I bought with over 100k miles, drove it for another 100k miles, then stripped it. I rebuild the 351C from it, and popped it in my Sprint.

That was an awesome car, and I was stupid to part it out. I only did it because I wanted the engine. I should have just bought another 351C. I have no doubt I'd still be driving it now.

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itlbrnmoff
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Posts: 1585
From: Indianapolis,IN.USA
Registered: Nov 2002

posted 11-15-2002 08:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for itlbrnmoff   Click Here to Email itlbrnmoff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Oh yeah...forgot...I also had a tape of John Cougar Mellencamp...

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1983 Mustang GT T-tops
306 cid T-5 3.45 gear
under construction
No traction devices
A cool Ford Racing Hat...

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kwazykat
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From: ...a wonderful place to be.... orange county... NC!!!! M&M member #92 .... a blue-oval GRRL-deluxe.....
Registered: Jun 99

posted 11-16-2002 05:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kwazykat   Click Here to Email kwazykat     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by itlbrnmoff:
Oh yeah...forgot...I also had a tape of John Cougar Mellencamp...



THAT made me giggle OUT LOUD.....
HAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHahahahahahahahahahaaa


good one!
kk... who... as you should already have guessed ..... is a LEO in the grandest manner....

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sic67coug
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Posts: 177
From: clearlake california
Registered: Dec 2002

posted 12-22-2002 11:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sic67coug   Click Here to Email sic67coug     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
well i used to own what i considered a 66 1/2 cougar i was told it was an early 67 but it had the original pinkslip with it you know the little pink square, and it saied purchased jan 1 67. was also a gt. but i was a victim of lack of knowledge. didnt know how to build an engine (still dont but gonna give it a whirl). i left it with a guy (chevy guy) to build my engine and some how my car became the victim of a chop shop. I was almost done with my restoration too. just thought id let that be known sorry for rambling

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